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Art Deco architecture of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay proves the potential of Kings Cross

By EVA BAXTER Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay were some of Sydney’s most exclusive suburbs in the mid 1800s to 1970s. Author Peter Sheridan encompassed Sydney’s Art Deco buildings for the first time in his 2019 book Sydney Art Deco. In doing so, he realised how significant the number of Art Deco buildings in the […]

Art Deco icon receives heritage listing

By ALLISON HORE After “impassioned pleas” from the Kings Cross community, the NSW Government has announced their decision to grant state heritage listing to the Metro Minerva theatre building in Potts Point.  The much-loved Art Deco building, which opened in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre, received state heritage recognition in December. Built in Hollywood’s golden […]

Abacus’ Metro-Minerva calculations go wrong 

Opinion by JOHN MOYLE Property developers Abacus Group have thrown down the gauntlet to Potts Point and Kings Cross when last week they circularised the area with pamphlets outlining their intentions to begin community consultations with residents and business owners. Writing to the residents under the cloak of the MetroProject, with no disclosure that they […]

Montaigne

Montaigne’s second album is an incredible feat of pop songwriting and performance which isn’t simply a sugary hit for the senses. Throughout her music, Montaigne conveys substantial messages as she explores themes of loneliness, isolation, love, confusion and self-image. In a recent conversation with City Hub Montaigne talked us through the process behind this record, how […]

Dami Im

Over the course of the last month Australia’s own Eurovision runner-up, Dami Im, has been crisscrossing the east coast with her own special redesigned headline tour. Before arriving in Sydney next week City Hub was able to snag some rare time to speak with Im about the inspiration behind her new music and this redesigned […]

A third act waits for Metro Theatre

by JOHN MOYLE The Metro Theatre in Potts Point may be closer to returning to a full-time performing arts venue than at any time in its recent history if a recently formed committee has its way. “The purpose of the action group is to ensure that the Metro is fully restored as a venue for […]

Cosmo’s Midnight

Often the biggest critique levelled towards the live performance of electronic music producers is that they simply, “hide behind a desk and press buttons.” It was this exact critique that motivated local Sydney duo Cosmo’s Midnight to completely rework their live performance for their upcoming show at the Metro Theatre. “We really wanted to make […]

No Metro for the Cross

BY JOHN MOYLE Recent hopes by the residents of Potts Point and Kings Cross of getting their own community centre were shot down when the City of Sydney voted against the purchase of the Metro Theatre for use as a community centre and theatre This comes after a spokesperson for the Lord Mayor said, “After […]

Dan Sultan

Earlier this year Dan Sultan released his new record, Killer, which was an exercise with experimentation and free thinking creativity throughout the process. Speaking to City Hub prior to the start of his over month long tour in support of the record Sultan talked to us about how he keeps the creativity flowing, the process […]

Kingswood

The upcoming show for Melbourne’s Kingswood represents a full circle type moment for the band. This sense of going full circle comes after the release of their second album After Hours, Close To Dawn earlier this month which is allowing them to take to stages around the country and welcome with them a bunch of […]